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SENDAT Chalk Hill

Chalk Hill is an AP (Alternative Provision) Academy for boys aged between 8 and 14 who have been permanently excluded or are at risk of permanent exclusion from mainstream schools. We believe that with the right support for their Social, Emotional and/or Mental Health needs, these children and young people can learn to change their behaviour, re-engage positively with learning and prepare for life as a successful learner, employee and citizen.

Most of our students have experienced difficulty, disturbance or trauma in their childhood. We believe that no young person should be defined by their past, but that with courage and commitment they can transform their future.

We aim to provide a caring, supportive and challenging learning environment in which students will overcome their barriers to learning, reintegrate successfully into their local mainstream schools or another appropriate education provider, and into the community.

This is brought about by:

  1. An accelerated, targeted individual education plan
  2. Targeted intervention and support to address each child’s specific Social, Emotional and Mental Health Needs
  3. Access to a broad and balanced school curriculum
  4. 24 hour support Monday morning to Friday afternoon in the case of boarders
  5. Close liaison and positive support work with parents and carers
  6. Close working with external agencies such as Social Services, Educational Psychologists, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services, Youth Offending and Suffolk County Council Children and Young People’s Services
  7. Supported transition to the next school or learning provider

 

The length of time students spend at Chalk Hill depends on their needs and circumstances. Many spend two to three terms with us, with the aim of making a successful and supported return to mainstream school. However, some boys spend longer at Chalk Hill, preparing to move on to the education provider that is right for them.

Boarding places will be offered to children designated as having Social, Emotional and Mental Health Needs whose life at home and/or in the community impact adversely upon their engagement with education.

This provider was Quality Assured in 2016 and is now an approved provider by Suffolk County Council's Quality Assurance and Provider Development Team - find out more here.

Who to contact

Name
Graham Alcock
Position
Head Teacher
Telephone
01787 373583
Email
office@chalkhill.sendat.academy
Website
http://chalkhill.sendat.academy.gridhosted.co.uk/

Additional contact

Email
lawrence.chapman@sendat.academy
Additional Website
Suffolk County Council Website

Where to go

Address
Cats Lane
Gt Cornard
Sudbury
Suffolk
Postcode
CO10 2SF
Area served
Sudbury
Parking available
Yes

Days & Times

Time of day
Morning
Afternoon

Other details

Age Groups
Children (5-11), Young people
School Transport assistance
Find out more about home to school transport
School Type
PRU
School Status
Academy
Academy Sponsor/Trust
SENDAT
Ofsted
View the latest Ofsted Inspection Report
DfE Number
1116
Chair of Governors
Sue Snowdon - Chair of the Local Academy Board
Last Updated
29/11/2019

Local Offer Local Offer Record

Experience of including people with special educational needs and disabilities

Chalk Hill is an AP (Alternative Provision) Academy for boys aged between 8 and 14 who have been permanently excluded or are at risk of permanent exclusion from mainstream schools. We believe that with the right support for their Social, Emotional and/or Mental Health needs, these children and young people can learn to change their behaviour, re-engage positively with learning and prepare for life as a successful learner, employee and citizen.

Most of our students have experienced difficulty, disturbance or trauma in their childhood. We believe that no young person should be defined by their past, but that with courage and commitment they can transform their future.

We aim to provide a caring, supportive and challenging learning environment in which students will overcome their barriers to learning, reintegrate successfully into their local mainstream schools or another appropriate education provider, and into the community.

This is brought about by:

  1. An accelerated, targeted individual education plan
  2. Targeted intervention and support to address each child’s specific Social, Emotional and Mental Health Needs
  3. Access to a broad and balanced school curriculum
  4. 24 hour support Monday morning to Friday afternoon in the case of boarders
  5. Close liaison and positive support work with parents and carers
  6. Close working with external agencies such as Social Services, Educational Psychologists, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services, Youth Offending and Suffolk County Council Children and Young People’s Services
  7. Supported transition to the next school or learning provider

 

The length of time students spend at Chalk Hill depends on their needs and circumstances. Many spend two to three terms with us, with the aim of making a successful and supported return to mainstream school. However, some boys spend longer at Chalk Hill, preparing to move on to the education provider that is right for them.

Boarding places will be offered to children designated as having Social, Emotional and Mental Health Needs whose life at home and/or in the community impact adversely upon their engagement with education.

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